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For all the negativity around Early Access and Kickstarter, it’s still refreshing to savour the buffet of ideas on display; Battle Chef Brigade is one of those piquant treats that distinguishes itself from the other dishes on offer in its quirky mix of gameplay mechanics.

Battle Chef Brigade is a side-scrolling brawler which sees you, an aspirant battle chef, killing monsters for fresh ingredients to cook a variety of cullinary delights for the judges of the annual Battle Chef Royale in an bid to join the elite martial arts-martial-cooking-martial-awesome Battle Chef Brigade. It calls to mind Odin Sphere in both its 2D-scrolling combat and its need to collect fresh ingredients from the battlefield and the subsequent recipes you could employ to make various stat-boosting meals.

Similarly, like Odin Sphere, Battle Chef Brigade looks set to be a looker, another one of these fangled hand-animated games in the traditional style; the spotlight chef Mina is particularly expressive. Given my past interests, I guess I’m just a sucker for well-animated games.

Battle Chef Brigade is looking for a rather modest $38,000 and seems well on its way to hitting the goal; if you’re interested, you can check out the Kickstarter here, or hit the jump for some extreme Fantasy Masterchef action.

Source: Kickstarter

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